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Where I Belong (with audio)
Merry's song
Category: Drama
Date: 2003-05-06

 

"But, but, lord," Merry stammered. "I offered you my sword. I do not want to be parted from you like this...And as all my friends have gone to the battle, I should be ashamed to stay behind."

...Then suddenly Merry felt it at last, beyond a doubt: a change. Wind was in his face! Light was glimmering. Far, far away in the South the clouds could be dimly seen as remote grey shapes, rolling up, drifting: morning lay beyond them.
                                                                        (JRR Tolkien: from the Lord of the Rings "The Return of the King")

 

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I never knew why it had to be you Why you had to struggle alone My future was changed and my life rearranged When I followed you far from home Born into privilege my life had been lived With hardly a worry or care Til I overheard dark and dangerous words Of the burden you had to bear And I will stand brave and true And I will sing my song With my sword shining bright I will follow the light I will find where I belong Evil around us and darkness surrounding us Nights filled with anguish and strife Scared but determined to grow and to learn To protect and defend with my life Holding my own through a shadow unknown Learning the rules of the game Seeing new faces and fantastic places Finding my voice and my name And I will stand brave and true And I will sing my song With my sword shining bright I will follow the light I will find where I belong Torn from my friends little aid could I lend Little solace and help could I bring Don't leave me behind! I have courage to find! Let me fight alongside the King Raising my sword 'gainst the enemy horde My heart unyielding and bright I knew I'd come through, I'd done all I could do I knew we would win the fight And I will stand brave and true And I will sing my song With my sword shining bright I will follow the light I will find where I belong I always knew that it had to be you It was your lonely burden to bear Now you are gone and your friends carry on Your wisdom and grace to share I have been changed and my life rearranged Different but still the same I know your song; I know how to be strong And the sound of my own name And I will stand brave and true And I will sing my song With my sword shining bright I will follow the light I will find where I belong

 

 

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